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									                                                                       DOEIHS-90-0025 (Deleted Version)

Twenty-Fifth Report on Inadvertent Releases of Restricted Data
and Formerly Restricted Data under Executive Order 12958
                        Deleted Version(U)

Report to:

The Committee on Armed Services of the Senate
The Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives
The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

                                                     Deleted Version


                           DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DECLASSIFICATION REVIEW
                                                              DETERMINATION [CIRCLE NUMBER(Sl]

                   1st REVIEW - DATE:   -2.:!o- (), _ I      ,1. ClASSIFICATION RETAINED

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                   AUTHO. RITY:                        ADD   12.   CLASSIFiCATION CHANGED TO: _ _

                   NAME-   ~      r:                    _    ,3. CONTAINS NO DOE CLASSIFIED INFO,         I

                   2ND REVIEW. - DATE:    5. ID· D7~'              COORDINATE WITH:                       '
                   AUTHORITY-     ADD                         5.    LASSIFICATION CANCELED                I
                   NAME:   ""'go~        Lee..   f           ,6. CLASSIFIED INFO BRACKETED                I

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                                           u.s. Department of Energy
                                           Office of Classification
                                           Office of Health, Safety and Security
                                           Germantown, .Maryland 20874

                                           May 2007



                                                                                      Classified 8y: Greg GaRnon
                                                                                      Office of Classification
                                                                                      Deriyed Prom: CG SS 4,9/12100
                                                                                      Declassify on: DeclassifY when the
                                                                                      information compromised is declassified
                            UNCLASSIFIED
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law (P.L.) 105-261)
requires that the Secretary of Energy notify the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, the
Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, and the Assistant to the President
for National Security Affairs of inadvertent releases of Restricted Data (RD) and Formerly
Restricted Data (FRD) associated with records declassified under what is now section 3.3 of
Executive Order 12958, as amended.

As a result of the Department of Energy (DOE) examination of 4,031,160 additional pages of
publicly available records accessioned by the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA), the Department discovered an additional 515 documents containing 1193 pages ofRD
and FRD which were inadvertently released:


Additional Pages    Number of Documents        Number of Pages Number of      Number of Pages
Examined Since      with RD/FRD                in the Documents Pages RD      FRD
Last Report

4,031,160           515                        9,191             339          854


The identified documents are in collections belonging to the Department of State and the
Department of the Army. The 515 documents were inadvertently declassified and made available
to the public in DELETED by the Department of State and NARA.

No classified documents of the DOE or its predecessor organizations were inadvertently released.

The documents inadvertently released contained the following types of RD and FRD information:


RD                                                 FRD
-    Mass or dimensions of fissile materials       -   Stockpile quantities
-    Tampers and initiators                        -   Storage locations
-    Boosting systems                              -   Storage capacities
-    Detonation systems                            -   Costs of weapons and components
-    High explosives                               -   Nuclear 'weapon yields
-    Weapon/device output and performance          -   Delivery system accuracy
-    Weapon reliability                            -   Height and depth of burst
-    Nuclear weapon materials                      -   Yield select capability
-    Gaseous diffusion technology                  -   Nuclear test information
-    Naval nuclear propulsion information          -   Nuclear safing systems
-    Fusion weapon research                        -   Designs of arming and fuzing systems

Improper markings in 307 of the 515 documents for classification level (e.g., Secret),
classification category (e.g., RD), and/or automatic classification level downgrading occurred
when the documents were originated or later during the documents' lifetime. The improper
marking ofthe documents for classification level, classification category, and/or downgrading
may have contributed to the inadvertent release of documents.


                              UNCLASSIFIED
                                                                                                  2
                            UNCLASSIFIED
The Department of State, the Department of the Army and NARA have been afforded an
opportunity to review their specific documents containing the RD and FRD information. The
515 documents have been withdrawn from public access and protected in accordance with DOE
requirements.

The inadvertently released nuclear weapons design information (RD) detailed in this report
concerns the early generations of nuclear weapons that this country developed in the 1950s and
1960s. Potential adversaries, emerging proliferant nations and terrorist groups aggressively
target U.S. nuclear weapon information. Information regarding older nuclear weapons is of
significant value since it is often technically less sophisticated. These designs would be most
readily used by a would-be nuclear proliferant to obtain its first nuclear weapon.

The inadvertently released nuclear weapons utilization information (FRD) detailed in this report
could assist potential adversaries in assessing the strength of the U. S. nuclear arsenal.
Additionally, inadvertently released information on deployments of nuclear weapons outside the
United States may violate international agreements and harm diplomatic ties with foreign host
nations.

The inadvertently released naval nuclear propulsion information (also RD) addressed in this
report could assist adversaries in the development of nuclear propulsion systems for their
submarines and surface ships.

The training of other agency reviewers continues to reduce the rate at which Restricted Data and
Formerly Restricted Data are improperly declassified.

DOE and NARA are working to better integrate their efforts to more quickly identify and
safeguard documents potentially containing RD and FRD. All records that may contain RD and
FRD are removed from public access. Details of the specific inadvertent releases are contained
in the attached classified appendix.




                              UNCLASSIFIED
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                    APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS (U)                                     (DELETED VERSION)

 RG/E0 1        Year        Number of    Origination      Number of   No. of No. of RD/FRD Information Inadvertently
 (Dept)2     Declassified   Documents    Dates of the   Documents wi Pages Pages Made Publicly Available
            (Department)3   containing   Documents 5    Inappropriate  RD    FRD
                            RD/FRD
                                     4
                                                          Markings 6
                                                                                    RD:
  RG59                         120        1950-1966      108 of 120    50     144
DELETED
             DELETED                                                                -   Mass or dimensions of fissile materials
  (State)
               (State)                                                              -   Efficiency of nuclear materials
                                                                                    -   Boosting systems
                                                                                    -   Thermonuclear weapon design
                                                                                    - Outputs or performance of nuclear weapons
                                                                                    - Nuclear weapon materials costs
                                                                                    -   Gaseous diffusion technology
                                                                                    - Naval nuclear propulsion information
                                                                                    FRD
                                                                                    -   Nuclear weapon stockpile quantities
                                                                                    - Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                                    - Costs of non-nuclear weapon components
                                                                                    - Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                                    -   Delivery system accuracy
                                                                                    - Nuclear test information
                                                                                    - Utilization of nuclear weapons
                                                                                    RD:
  RG59                         36        1960-1964        360f36        2     63
DELETED
             DELETED                                                                - Naval nuclear propulsion information
               (State)                                                              FRD
  (State)
                                                                                    - Nuclear weapon storage locations

                                                                                    RD:
 RG 319                        40           1960           40f40       23     91
DELETED
             DELETED                                                                -  Mass or dimensions of fissile materials
 (Army)
              (NARA)                                                                -  Boosting systems
                                                                                    -  Detonation systems
                                                                                    -  High explosives for nw:lear weapons
                                                                                    -  Nuclear weapon design details
                                                                                    FRD:
                                                                                    - Nuclear weapon stockpile quantities
                                                                                    -  Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                                    -  Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                                                                    2
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                   APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS (U)                    (DELETED VERSION)

 RG 319
                                                                  -     Nuclear weapon height/depth of burst
                                                                  -     Nuclear safety and safing systems
                                                                  -     Designs of arming, fuzing or firing
DELETED
  (Army)

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                                                                  RD:
 RG 319                 13    1950-1954    11 of 13    3    69
DELETED
              DELETED                                             -  Other weapon design information
               (NARA)                                             FRD
  (Army)
                                                                  - Nuclear w€apon stockpile quantities
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon performance
                                                                  RD:
 RG 319                 68    1961-1962   320f68       6    115
              DELETED                                             -  Mass or dimensions of fissile material
DELETED
 (Army)
               (NARA)                                             -  Tampers and initiators
                                                                  -  High explosives for nuclear weapons
                                                                  -  Weapon/device output and performance
                                                                  -  Other weapon design information
                                                                  FRD
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon stockpile quantities
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon storage capacities
                                                                  - Costs of nuclear weapons or components
                                                                  - Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                  -  Hardening, vulnerability and countermeasures

                                                                  RD:
 RG319                  137     1965      20 of 137   215   311
DELETED
              DELETED                                             -     Mass or dimensions of fissile materials
 (Army)
              (NARA)                                              -     Efficiency of nuclear materials
                                                                  -     Nuclear weapon tampers
                                                                  -     Boosting systems
                                                                  -     Detonation systems
                                                                                                                        3
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                  APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS (U)                   (DELETED VERSION)
                                                                -  High explosives for nuclear weapons
  RG3l9
                                                                -  Thermonuclear weapon design
DELETED
                                                                - Outputs or performance of nuclear weapons
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon design details
  (Army)
                                                                - Other nuclear weapon design information
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon material costs
 continued
                                                                - Naval nuclear propulsion information
from Page 2                                                     FRD
                                                                - Nuclear weapon stockpile quantities
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                - Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                -  Performance and operational limitations of weapons
                                                                - Nuclear weapon height/depth of burst
                                                                -  Yield selection capability in a specified weapon
                                                                - Nuclear test information
                                                                - Nuclear safety and safing systems
                                                                - Designs of arming, fuzing, or firing systems
                                                                RD:
 RG335                  101   1953-1962   96 of 101   40   61
DELETED
              DELETED                                           -  Boosting systems
              (NARA)                                            -  Thermonuclear weapon design
  (Army)
                                                                -  Outputs and performance of nuclear weapons
                                                                - Nuclear weapon material costs
                                                                - Fusion weapon research
                                                                FRD:
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon stockpile quantities
                                                                - Nuclear weapon storage locations
                                                                -  Costs of nuclear weapon components
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon yields
                                                                -  Nuclear weapon delivery system accuracy
                                                                - Nuclear weapon test information
                                                                - Hardening and countcnncasurcs of nuclear weapons
                                                                                                                                                        4
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                     APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS (U)                                             (DELETED VERSION)

             Number of       Number of       Origination      Number of   No. of No. of
              pages in       Documents       Dates of the   Documents w/ Pages Pages
              findings       containing      Documents      Inappropriate  RD    FRD
                              RD/FRD                          Markings
Totals          9,191            515          1950-1966        307 of 515      339      854




    1 (U) RG/EO = Record Group/Executive Order Plan Number of the file series found to contain RD and/or FRD.

    2 (U) Dept = Executive Branch Department or Agency that submitted the file series to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA);
            State: Department of State; Army: Department of the Army.

    3 (U) Year Declassified (Department) = Year the file series was declassified and the department/agency that conducted the declassification.

    4 (U) Number of Documents containing RD/FRD = Number of documents found to contain RD and/or FRD per current classification guidance in
            accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.

    5 (U) Origination Dates of the Documents = Period of time over which the documents were originated.

    6 (U) Number of Documents w/ Inappropriate Markings = Number of documents containing RD/FRD found to have inappropriate classification,
            declassification, and/or downgrading markings. This includes inadequately marked documents that had routing/transmittal/endorsement cover
            sheets with inappropriate markings.

								
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